Originally published at Dynamite posts second highest number in its history, edges Raw in 18-49
Riding a wave of momentum after the All Out pay-per-view, AEW Dynamite posted its second-highest viewership figures of all time.
The September 8th edition of Dynamite from Cincinnati was a massive hit with an average audience of 1,319,000 viewers and 681,000 (0.52) in the 18-49 demographic, per Brandon Thurston of Wrestlenomics and Showbuzz Daily.
Viewership increased by 26 percent and the 18-49 demo was up by 40.5 percent from last week’s go-home episode before All Out.
It was Dynamite’s best performance in overall viewers and the 18-49 demo since the show’s premiere on October 2, 2019, that averaged 1,410,000 viewers and 0.68 in 18-49.
Dynamite narrowly edged out Raw in the key 18-49 demographic this week with Raw averaging 678,000 viewers (0.52) in the demo on Monday night. Dynamite also topped Raw in males 18-49, males 12-34, and adults 25-54 and 35-49.
Dynamite dominated the cable chart on Wednesday beating Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (0.43 in 18-49), and The Challenge on MTV (0.34). Dynamite dominated in males 18-49 with 0.75 in that demo with Real Housewives and The Challenge registering 0.24 in the same demo for the second spot.
Following All Out, the show in Cincinnati was built around the first appearances for Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole on Dynamite, as well as Jon Moxley wrestling Minoru Suzuki, and Ruby Soho’s first match on the program.
All the key demos measured by Showbuzz Daily showed noticeable gains led by females 18-49 improving by 58 percent from last week, women 12-34 increasing by 54.5 percent, and adults 25-54 up by 41 percent. Adults 50+ increased by 9 percent and was the only key demo that didn’t see a double-digit increase.
Below is a breakdown of the key demos on Showbuzz Daily and comparisons with last week and this week’s Raw ratings from the Labor Day episode:
This week: 0.52 (+40.5 percent)
This week: 0.30 (+58 percent)
This week: 0.75 (+34 percent)
This week: 0.26 (+18 percent)
This week: 0.17 (+54.5 percent)
This week: 0.32 (+39 percent)
This week: 0.62 (+41 percent)
This week: 0.48 (+9 percent)